Mission Statement

It is the primary mission of this Agency to enhance the lives of our aging adults by promoting independence, choice and empowering our aging adults through partnerships and programs that improve and grow our home and community based services.

We, as an Agency and staff, envision working with the entire community to advocate for older adults so that they may achieve a better quality of life, while maintaining independence and dignity in their home community. We are committed to concentrating resources of the frail, rural elderly, while recognizing the needs of the community as a whole. We intend to expand services with continued emphasis on quality programs, effective employees and innovative ideas that will enhance the ability of those aging in our community to be educated on the services that are available and make choices that best suit the needs of the individual and the family. We continue to protect adults in danger of neglect, abuse or exploitation and abandonment.

For the future, we intend to expand services to new and uncharted areas with the assistance and expertise of the community at large and with continued emphasis on quality of programs.

Wayne County Area Agency on Aging

Andrea Whyte – Human Services Administrator

 Mary Ursich – Aging Administrator

323 Tenth Street Honesdale, PA 18431


Telephone – (570) 253-4262 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Fax – (570) 253-9115

Elder Abuse Hotline – 1-800-648-9620 24-Hour Emergency

Honesdale Senior Center (570) 253-5540

Hawley Senior Center  (570) 226-4209

Hamlin Senior Center  (570) 689-3766

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Wayne County Board of Commissioners

Brian W. Smith, Chairman

Wendell R. Kay

Joseph W. Adams

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Teresa Osborne, Secretary

Terry Barley, Deputy Secretary